Water

Former Michigan Governor Charged In Flint Water Scandal

By Tyler Durden By now, most of America probably remembers the Flint, Mich. water crisis as one of the biggest scandals of the Obama era. But nearly seven years after the impoverished city’s drinking water was found to be contaminated, former GOP Gov. Rick Snyder (who was widely vilified in the press over his involvement…

The New Derivatives Market In California Water: Disaster Natural Resources Capitalism At Work

Authored by Bill Hatch via Counterpunch.org, I attended a rain dance 40 years ago in the Southwest. At the end of the 6-hour ceremony, it rained. My final memory of the event was a small, elderly lady chasing an immense clown, who had ritually molested her in the ceremony, beating him about the head and…

Biden Names As “Climate Czar” Former EPA Chief Blamed For Flint Water Crisis

Joe Biden will name Gina McCarthy as his White House “climate czar“, making the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency his top domestic climate coordinator. The news sparked outrage among those who pointed out that agency’s failures during the Flint water crisis. Gina McCarthy The criticism rained from all both sides of the aisle,…

Water Futures Begin Trading on the CME

By Peter A. Kirby According to a slew of mainstream media outlets, water futures have begun trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Some might say that this is a great triumph for free markets everywhere. But, does everything need to be traded as a financial instrument? Free markets are great, but when we consider…

Bombshell: SARS-CoV-2 Detected in Spain Water Study A YEAR BEFORE First Case Confirmed

Research led by University of Barcelona shows Covid-19 in Catalonia a year before first case confirmed A study led by the University of Barcelona (UB) has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater samples from Barcelona on March 12, 2019. The results of the research, published on the medical research website medRxiv, would indicate that…